Officials in India reportedly "arrested" 18 lions on Monday, including one thought to be a man-eater involved in six deadly attacks near a sanctuary.
"We think we have pinpointed the guilty lion, but we are still awaiting the results of nine more animals," said JA Khan, a forest official in the country, the BBC reported.
The guilty lion will be sentenced to living the remainder of its life at the zoo; the other lions will be released back into the wild.
|18 lions arrested, to be sentenced|
"The man-eaters, once identified, would be sent to Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh where such lions are kept, while the others would be relocated to a safer zone," Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF), Dhari-East range of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, T Karuppasamy told The Times of India reported.
The officials in India are studying the animals. Ruchi Dave, a wildlife expert, told the BBC that man-eating lions usually get aggressive at the sight of a human being.
Source - BBC / New York Post